#0748: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, October 8 [1924]

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FG STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
The Shattuck Inn3
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
Dear Mr. Greenslet1:

I spent three days in Boston4 while you were in Virginia5—had to be there at that date to get a little niece6 from Red Cloud7 started at Dana Hall.

"The Little French Girl"8 delighted me. It is certainly the best thing she9 has ever done. It's a little too long, I think, but there's not another fault to be found with it. It is brilliant and beautiful writing.

You accomplished something when you got money back10 STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
from Mary Elizabeth's shop11—(which is not her shop at all it seems!) Several people at Grand Manan12 had sent her checks before I appealed to you; she kept their checks and sent the candy C.O.D.!

I shall probably go down to New York13 early next week. I expect to finish my new novel14 before spring.

When15 does the Miss Jewett16 come out, and what have you decided to call it the edition17? I shall want you to send out five or six copies for me—or to send them to me to send out with proper inscriptions.

And, have you18 a copy of Miss Guiney's19 Happy Ending20 left? I have ordered it in New York and they report it out of print.

Please mail me my September royalty check on Monday, October 13, as I'll surely be home within a few days after that. Five Bank Street21 is still my address,—I hope you can come to see me this winter. My telephone number is
Watkins, 7736
But it's a secret.

Faithfully Willa Cather